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coyote catalog

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The Coyote Catalog, a statewide effort connecting coyote hunters and trappers with landowners who want fewer coyotes in their areas, has been reopened by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

“I encourage landowners, especially farmers and ranchers who have problems with coyote depredation, to sign up for the Coyote Catalog,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “Hunting and trapping are valuable tools in managing these predators.”

This past season, 74 landowners signed up for the Coyote Catalog, a more than 50 percent increase over the previous year. Nearly 900 hunters and trappers also signed up.

NDDA officials estimate livestock producers in North Dakota lost more than $1 million last year to coyotes. At the same time, coyotes are a popular furbearer species for hunters and trappers.

“This can be a good way for hunters and trappers to locate new places to go,” said Game and Fish Director Terry Steinwand. “We’ve also had some positive feedback from landowners as well.”

Goehring and Steinwand said the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services should be the first contact for landowners experiencing coyote depredation of livestock.

Landowners can sign up on the NDDA website at www.nd.gov/ndda/coyote-catalog. Required information includes county and contact information.

Hunters and trappers can sign up  at the NDGF website, gf.nd.gov.

Throughout the winter, hunters or trappers will receive information on participating landowners, and they can then contact landowners to make arrangements.

Anyone who registered for the Coyote Catalog in the past must register again to activate their names on the database.

The Coyote Catalog will remain active through March 31, 2015.

For more information, contact Stephanie Tucker, NDGF, at 701-220-1871; satucker@nd.gov; or Jamie Good, NDDA, at 701-328-2233 orjgood@nd.gov.

furharvester education classes

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The North Dakota Cooperative Fur Harvester Education Program is sponsoring fur harvester education classes for anyone interested in trapping or hunting furbearers.

Courses in Bismarck and Jamestown are set for Aug. 12, 14 and 16.

A course in Velva is scheduled for Aug. 19, 21 and 23.

Audubon National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a course Sept. 16, 18 and 20.

Courses are free and take 16 hours to complete over a three-day period.

Students will learn about traps, trapping and snaring techniques, furbearer biology and fur care. A field day allows students to make a variety of land, water and snare sets.

Upon completion, graduates are issued a certification card that is recognized by any state requiring trapper education prior to purchasing a license.

Anyone interested in signing up for the class should access the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website at gf.nd.gov, click on the online services link, and “online course enrollment” under the hunter education heading.

the future of trapping

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We trap rabbits in the backyard. My son, daughter and I. Essentially it’s learning about the habits, food, shelter and patterns of rabbits. The food the like—broccoli—we use for bait. I was fortunate to grow up with a Dad who trapped…fox, coyote, racoon, mink…you name it. Back when the prices paid for the gas and thensome, but those day’s are gone and the future of furtaking is not as bright as it was in 1983. But..there is hope:
Fur Harvester Classes Scheduled in Minot, Watford City
The North Dakota Cooperative Fur Harvester Education program is sponsoring fur harvester education classes in Minot and Watford City for anyone interested in learning about trapping or furbearer hunting.
The free 16-hour course is set for Minot Aug. 19, 26 and 28 at the Minot Rifle and Pistol Club (Trestle Valley). The class in Watford City will be held Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 at the Civic Center.
Students will learn about trapping and fur hunting, furbearer biology, tracking, fur handling, regulations, responsible and ethical behavior, land and water sets, predator calling, hound hunting and wildlife management.
Upon completion, graduates are issued a certification card that is recognized by any state requiring trapper education prior to purchasing a license.
Anyone interested in signing up for the class should access the Game and Fish Department website at gf.nd.gov, click on the online services link, and “online course enrollment” under the hunter education heading.

We trap rabbits in the backyard. My son, daughter and I. Essentially it’s learning about the habits, food, shelter and patterns of rabbits. The food the like—broccoli—we use for bait. I was fortunate to grow up with a Dad who trapped…fox, coyote, racoon, mink…you name it. Back when the prices paid for the gas and thensome, but those day’s are gone and the future of furtaking is not as bright as it was in 1983. But..there is hope:
Fur Harvester Classes Scheduled in Minot, Watford CityThe North Dakota Cooperative Fur Harvester Education program is sponsoring fur harvester education classes in Minot and Watford City for anyone interested in learning about trapping or furbearer hunting.The free 16-hour course is set for Minot Aug. 19, 26 and 28 at the Minot Rifle and Pistol Club (Trestle Valley). The class in Watford City will be held Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 at the Civic Center.Students will learn about trapping and fur hunting, furbearer biology, tracking, fur handling, regulations, responsible and ethical behavior, land and water sets, predator calling, hound hunting and wildlife management.Upon completion, graduates are issued a certification card that is recognized by any state requiring trapper education prior to purchasing a license.Anyone interested in signing up for the class should access the Game and Fish Department website at gf.nd.gov, click on the online services link, and “online course enrollment” under the hunter education heading.